Chapterwide Book Club
At the Hadassah of Greater Baltimore Office
3723 Old Court Road, Suite 205
January 24 – Harry Lipkin, Private Eye, “a quirky detective story” by Barry Fantoni
Harry works slowly and steadily as only an elderly kvetchy Jewish sleuth can. He laughs at himself, makes many politically incorrect comments and seems to be ok with his lot in life. An unexpected ending rounds off this quick read.
February 21 – Haven: The dramatic story of 1,000 World War II refugees and how they came to America by Ruth Gruber.
In 1943, nearly one thousand European refugees from eighteen different countries set out on a journey for asylum in the United States. Accompanying them was Ruth Gruber, who with the backing of the United States government, was made a simulated General to escort the refugees on their secret mission across the Atlantic. While on board the ship that was to transport them to America, Gruber recorded the stories of the refugees, and she presents them in vivid detail here. The result is a poignant and engrossing story of suffering under Nazi persecution and bravery in the face of the most overwhelming of circumstances.
March 21 – A Child al Confino: The True Story of a Jewish Boy and His Mother in Mussolini’s Italy by Eric Lamet.
Lamet writes that while he would never want to relive his 67 months in Ospedaletto, the small mountain town to which he and his mother were deported, today, 60 years later, he cherishes the memories. The author and his family lived an upper middle-class life until Hitler invaded. This is an interesting, entertaining, sad, fully-fleshed out memoir.
Hold these dates! Books to be announced.
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